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PETER YOUNG: Hero or villain in the ending of apartheid?

EARLIER this month, the last President of South Africa under apartheid, F W de Klerk, recorded an extraordinary video which was apparently intended to establish his legacy. He had been suffering from cancer and died soon afterwards at the age of 85.

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FACE TO FACE: A helping hand from a man I’ll never forget

HE was the shepherd of one of the oldest Baptist churches in The Bahamas and longest continuing Baptist church in the Caribbean. He presided over an entire convention of churches across the United States and the region. He was a nation builder and community leader. He was a husband, father, uncle and friend.

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Ayton cans 16 to help his Suns top Rockets

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 27 points, Deandre Ayton contributed 16, and Landry Shamet added 19 off the bench and the Phoenix Suns pulled away late to beat the Houston Rockets 123-111 last night.

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Buffaloes retire Lourawls ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn Jr’s jersey

LOURAWLS “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr achieved another career milestone on his basketball journey and received the highest honour from his alma mater.

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‘Please help Megan’s fight for health’

THE family of 15-year-old Megan Higgs is appealing for the public’s assistance in helping them fund treatment for her hydrocephalus, a severe condition that causes a build-up of fluid on the brain.

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Tow truck driver: I did not knock down work colleague

A wheelchair bound tow truck driver denied knocking his colleague down with his vehicle when he was questioned in police custody, a court was told.

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‘Colleague hit me with his truck in parts row’

A tow truck driver yesterday testified of how an old colleague struck him with his truck after he confronted the man about parts that were stolen from his vehicle.

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PETER YOUNG: Non-violence in resolving conflict - a lesson for us all?

A significant event last week in South Africa has led to reflection by some on the past iniquitous system of apartheid in the country, and it is a reminder of the power of forgiveness and reconciliation in an increasingly troubled and violent world.

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Bahamas to face Canada, US Virgin Islands and DR

TEAM Bahamas will face Canada, The Dominican Republic, and The US Virgin Islands in the first round of qualifying for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

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Minister hails exam result improvements

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd, pictured, yesterday highlighted several improvements in this year’s national exam results, which showed more students achieving A, B and C grades in 2021 when compared with 2020.

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LW Young and broke candidates

Leon Walter Young, better known to us as L W Young, was first elected to the House of Assembly in 1912, during the governorship of either Sir Gilbert Thomas Carter or Sir William Grey-Wilson. A carpenter and building contractor by profession, Young would serve in Parliament for the Eastern District of New Providence, from the aforementioned 1912 to 1942 – the year of the Burma Road Riots.

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PETER YOUNG: We couldn’t stay for ever but a chaotic exodus opens the door to disaster

THE age-old maxim about a little knowledge being a dangerous thing should be uppermost in the minds of newspaper columnists who cover a wide range of topics on a regular basis. They should also be aware of the warning by George Bernard Shaw – the famous Irish playwright, critic and polemicist – to “beware of false knowledge since it is more dangerous than ignorance”.

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A-C grades increase in exams

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd revealed yesterday that the number of BGCSE students receiving A, B and C grades this year increased by more than 10 percent compared with 2019.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Words matter, so choose them carefully

AS a writer, I love words, simple, honest words that say what they mean. Words like doggonit. I mean, you know exactly what that means. You can feel a fist pump the table even as you say the word.

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PETER YOUNG: Tokyo breathes a sigh of relief - but will it last?

After all the opposition, controversy, setbacks and scandals surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, some people regard it as a minor miracle that these Games are finally under way despite much of Japan being under a state of emergency because of COVID.

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WORLD VIEW: In praise of a black Caribbean woman

CARICOM should be proud of the success of a Caribbean woman who was at the centre of the effort to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Tributes to Saunders after fatal car crash

TRIBUTES have poured out on social media for Clay Saunders, former chairman of the Free National Movement Freetown constituency association, who died in a car accident earlier this week.

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Court cases controversy

Under the heading, “Hundreds of court cases could be reheard” a local media recently made a news release that referenced the fact that voluntary bills of indictment (VBI) were signed by persons who were rejected by the Bahamas Bar Association (BBA). It further inferred that this has been going on for some time and has been known and accepted by the powers that be and that the validity of these actions will now be questioned and challenged by a local attorney.

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Prison officer issues ‘not addressed’

MORE than three months after correctional officers demonstrated over long standing issues, they say their concerns have not been addressed, raising the possibility for further industrial action.

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